By Julie Steenhuysen | Feb 21, 2013 04:26 PM EST
A U.S. government analysis of this season's flu vaccine suggests it was effective in only 56 percent of people who got the shot, and it completely failed to protect the elderly against an especially deadly strain circulating during flu season.
By Julie Steenhuysen | Dec 31, 2012 10:10 AM EST
The St Joseph Mercy clinic has been at the front line of the fight against one of the biggest ever U.S. outbreaks of fungal meningitis.
By Julie Steenhuysen | Dec 21, 2012 09:25 AM EST
Dropping the Asperger's diagnosis in the new DSM, due out this spring, has caused consternation for some families.
By Julie Steenhuysen | Nov 08, 2012 11:02 AM EST
Researchers have begun testing drugs using a microchip lined with living cells that replicates many of the features of a human lung.
By Julie Steenhuysen | Oct 18, 2012 10:10 AM EDT
Doctors say early diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk of fungal meningitis is vital, based on the case of an otherwise healthy woman who declined rapidly after receiving steroid injections for neck pain.
By Julie Steenhuysen | Oct 17, 2012 10:26 AM EDT
The number of people in the world newly infected with tuberculosis fell again last year, dropping by 2.2 percent.
By Julie Steenhuysen | Sep 18, 2012 09:06 AM EDT
Cancer has replaced heart disease as the leading cause of death among U.S. Hispanics, likely reflecting the large number of young, working-age Hispanics in America.
By Julie Steenhuysen | Sep 06, 2012 09:10 AM EDT
With some recession-strapped donor countries already struggling to meet their current commitments for treatment and prevention programs, AIDS activists worry that money, and not science, could hold up progress in the war on AIDS.
By Julie Steenhuysen | Jul 24, 2012 09:52 AM EDT
A new combination of three drugs killed 99 percent of patients' tuberculosis bacteria in two weeks, raising hope for a new weapon against increasingly resistant forms of TB.
By Julie Steenhuysen | Jul 24, 2012 09:30 AM EDT
Philanthropist and AIDS prevention advocate Bill Gates said there had been significant advances in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but he was not ready to say the world was "turning the tide" on the disease.
By Julie Steenhuysen | Jul 16, 2012 09:06 AM EDT
As many as 34 million people are infected with HIV worldwide. And with 2.7 million new infections in 2010 alone, experts say a vaccine is still the best hope for eradicating AIDS.